Comprehensive Eye Tests
What does an eye test entail?
An eye test can be broken down into two main parts: 1) eye function, and 2) eye health.
We first determine that your eye function is normal, that is ensuring that you have good vision, determining your prescription and ensuring that all eye movements and pupil function is normal.
Following that, we conduct a thorough health check of the front and back of your eye, checking for a myriad of eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and other possible abnormalities that may arise.
Occasionally we recommend taking additional tests, such as OCT images, to gather more specific information. The function and condition of your eyes will be explained to you so that you are able to better understand eye health and eye care. Occasionally, if necessary, we may correspond with all relevant health professionals to keep them informed of our treatment strategies.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
When you come in for your appointment, be sure to bring any glasses you are currently using. If you wear contact lenses simply bringing information such as the brand and prescription, or bringing in the contact lens box, would be useful for your Optometrist.
Most consultations with our Optometrists receive a rebate from Medicare, so if you bring your Medicare card with you, you will be able to claim any rebates on the spot.
If you carry a Healthcare card or concession card, you should also bring this with you to your appointment.
When you are bringing in your child for an appointment, please also bring any reports from past visits with other health professionals, including community health nurse referrals, reports from occupational therapists, school psychologists, paediatricians or speech pathologists.
How often do I need my eyes tested?
We generally recommend an eye test every two years to ensure that eye function and health has not deteriorated. If there is an eye condition that we are monitoring, we may recommend more frequent eye checks.